Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived in or near the precincts of a church. Chircheyerde belongs to the large class of Anglo-Saxon topographic surnames, which were given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree.
Early Origins of the Chircheyerde family
Staffordshire, where one of the first records of the name was John atte Chircheyerde who was listed there in 1298.
Early History of the Chircheyerde family
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Chircheyerde Spelling Variations
spelling variations, including Churchyard, Churchard, Chircheyerde, Kirkeyerde, Cykarth, Cyrkarth, Kirkeyerd and many more.
Early Notables of the Chircheyerde family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chircheyerde family to Ireland
Some of the Chircheyerde family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Chircheyerde family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Chircheyerde were among those contributors: Thomas Churchyard who sailed to Virginia in 1654.
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